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    Ventura County Arts Summit: ReFrame Ventura County

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    • Learn how your work contributes to the creative economy and how to use this knowledge to advocate for yourself and your organization.

    • Whether you’re starting out or starting over, learn valuable tools to help you reframe and thrive in your career and in your life.

    • Share how your work is transforming the community.

    • Develop your network of creative and business partners.

    County of Ventura

    Studio Channel Islands Art Center

    Oxnard Performing Arts Center

    Five 07 Coffee + Community

    Heaven's Hill Estate

    Presented by TOArts and County of Ventura

    Sponsored by SCIART, OPAC, Five07 and Heaven’s Hill Estate Winery


    09A Free Resources + Networking
    Learn about free artist business development resources available to you from EDC and WEV. Coffee sponsored by Five07

    10A Keynote: Arts, Technology and Policy for Community Impact

    Public Artist, Technology Entrepreneur and newly appointed District Chief for Senator Henry Stern, Evan Meyer will share how he built a case for the value of the arts and the use of technology to scale up impact by empowering community activism.

    11A Breakout Groups

    Breakout #1: Can I Make a Living Doing This?

    This hands-on session by artist Allison Wyper will walk you through the why (your goals and deepest values), what (how much you need to earn to thrive), and how (options for how to structure your career) of financial management for artists. She’ll touch on the importance of getting paid for your work, declaring your worth, and how to leverage the power of personal relationships.

    Breakout #2: From Surviving to Thriving: How to “Sell” Your Nonprofit Arts Organization

    Mindset and Money Coach and performing artist Marcy Heim of the Artful Asker will challenge you to take an honest look at and, give you tools to reframe your focus, to move from surviving to thriving as you create a clear destination for others to find joy in their partnerships with you.

    12P Focus Groups: Raise Your Hand, Raise Your Voice

    Whether you are an artist, culture bearer, or arts worker, this is your opportunity share with the County of Ventura, your experiences and challenges to help build a comprehensive and inclusive arts and culture strategic plan.

    01P: Lunch

    02P: You Too are an Arts Advocate! Learn Why Advocacy is Essential to a Thriving Creative Career.
    Tracy Hudak
    of CA for the Arts will provide you with key and targeted insights on arts advocacy efforts being done at the State level and why you should care and share the impact of advocacy at the local community level. Learn how every one of us are advocates whether we realize it or not.

    03P: Endnote: Creativity Through Movement: Movement Perspectives on African Drum Rhythms

    Designed with the CreArtive Freedom Family’s mission to expand the standard boundaries of creativity in art; experience and engage in the unique movement point-of-view of three distinct dance artists to the cultural drum rhythms of one African song. Participants will engage in three dance segments designed to highlight individuality and diversity in relationships into one common experience. 

    04P: Marketplace of Ideas Networking

    Enjoy a glass of wine and some light bites and intentionally mingle with your peers knowing that that everybody in the space is the right person to be there and the right time to have the conversation is NOW. Let’s keep this conversation going.

    Organizing Committee

    Carolyn Mullin - OPAC

    Casey Comstock-Mills - Spark Arts Consulting

    David Yoshitomi - County of Ventura 

    Nicole Taylor - Creativity through Music 

    Niki Richardson - TOArts 

    Tracy Hudak - CA for the Arts 

    Peter Tyas - Studio Channel Islands

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